Xueying Yi


Msc Geological Sciences

EOSM 229
(236) 863-4478

I am a Masters student in the hydrogeology research group, supervised by Prof. Uli Mayer. I earned my B.Sc (Hons.) in Hydrogeology at the University of Waterloo, including a Diploma in Environmental Assessment. I also received a B.Eng. in Environmental Engineering from the China University of Geosciences.  My research interests include hydrogeology, numerical modeling, mine waste, and geochemistry. 

My current research focus is on development and application of THC modeling capabilities for assessment of cover performance and mine waste weathering in arctic and sub-arctic climates. The MIN3P multicomponent reactive transport code is being enhanced to evaluate thermal effects on mine waste weathering and the formation of acid rock drainage within waste rock piles in permafrost regions. One- and two-dimensional reactive transport simulations are being performed to understand the evolution of flow,  reactive transport, and energy balance within both the pile and underlying natural terrain, and the impact of these processes on drainage volume and pore water geochemistry.


  • Msc (candidate) in Geological Sciences: University of British Columbia.  Supervisor: Prof. Ulrich Mayer ; 2018 - Present
  • B.Sc. Honours Earth Science/Hydrogeology Specialization (Dean's Honours List), University of Waterloo. Supervisor: Walter Illman; 2016-2018
  • B.Eng. Environmental Sciences and Engineering, China University of Geosciences;2014-2016
  • Diploma in Environmental Assessment, University of Waterloo; 2016-2018